Given the country’s economic situation, Malaysians must think of ways to be more frugal with money, she adds.
“Creating DIY objects with used items is one way of being kinder to the environment.
“Instead of burning or throwing away an old wooden chair, why not repair or transform it into something reusable?”
By breathing new life into something old, Nani is also helping to preserve vintage treasures.
“Many old wooden furniture pieces are beautiful and unique. Plus, they hold many memories.
“Imagine the effort put in by a carpenter to make the items. I am always fascinated by the techniques used by olden day carpenters to make antique pieces.
“The methods are so different from how furniture is built today, ” explains Nani, who usually collects old wooden furniture and wood pieces from around her village. She also accepts unwanted furniture from friends.
So the next time you want to discard an old chair or cabinet, get some ideas from Nani on how to repurpose it.
It may be easier than you think.